Tag: pays

14
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Pearson’s strategy pays off as COVID-19 accelerates online learning

By Kate Holton

LONDON (Reuters) – The outgoing boss of Pearson hailed the wisdom of his lengthy and often painful battle to rebuild the education group for a digital generation on Wednesday after COVID-19 accelerated the switch to online learning.

John Fallon, who issued a string of profit warnings as students moved from expensive textbooks to digital learning, said the company would not have been able to cope with the rapid shift online during the pandemic had it not previously prepared.

While group sales fell in the first nine months due to cancelled tests and closed schools, global online learning jumped 32% in the third quarter.

Fallon said while he “owned” the profit downgrades and the shareprice drop – falling more than 50% during his tenure – he said he had also earned the right to ask where the company would be if he had not taken out costs and invested in digital.

“The future of learning is digital and as you can see from these trends, Pearson is going to play a very very big part in it,” he said.

Its shares rose 3% in early trading.

The company, which has appointed former Disney executive Andy Bird as its new CEO from next week, said group sales fell by 14% in the first 9 months, a slight improvement from the half-year, when group sales were down 17%.

Online learning sales jumped and it recorded growth in digital and subscription services in its historically difficult U.S. courseware arm.

Pearson remained on track to hit market forecasts, with analysts expecting the group to post adjusted operating profit of 332 million pounds ($429 million) in 2020. It had forecast profit of up to 490 million pounds in February and delivered 581 million pounds in 2019.

It also warned that larger than usual

11
Oct
2020
Posted in software

How much Unity pays its employees: salaries, job listing

Unity paid a Lead Backend Engineer in California a salary of $225,000

An Oculus Quest all-in-one VR device is shown in an undated 2019 photo released by Facebook January 22, 2020. Facebook/Handout via REUTERS

Oculus Quest all-in-one VR device.

Reuters


Engines require engineers. A majority of the jobs Unity hired for from overseas candidates were engineering positions. These workers help determine the broad swath of what Unity’s software can do. Some were common positions in software development, like backend engineers who work behind the scenes. Others were more idiosyncratic, like a “Robotics Simulations Engineer.”

Backend Engineer: $140,000 – $117,770

Backend Engineer, Monetization: $140,000 – $117,770

Backend Software Engineer, Golang: $159,000 – $137,259

Dev Ops Engineer: $120,000 – $81,141

Engineering Manager: $175,000 – $160,701

Full Stack Engineer, Monetization: $140,000 – $119,122

Full Stack Engineer, Monetization Engineering: $165,000 – $137,259

Lead Backend Engineer: $225,000 – $156,749

Lead engineer: $140,000 – $117,770

Lead Virtual Reality Engineer: $190,032 – $153,795

Machine Learning Engineer: $160,000 – $113,381

Machine Learning Graphics Engineer: $165,000 – $140,670

Robotics Simulations Engineer: $130,000 – $104,291

Senior Data Engineer, Monetization: $205,000 – $168,958

Senior Engineer, Monetization: $200,000 – $156,749

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test: $190,000 – $156,749

Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning: $185,210 – $137,259

Software Development Engineer in Test: $175,600 – $153,795

Software Development Engineer in Test, Cloud Live Production: $150,000 – $124,134

Software Development in Test, Platform Foundation: $190,200 – $156,749

Software Engineer: $158,000 – $101,546

Software Engineer, Backend: $150,000 – $122,824

Software Engineer, Data: $142,000 – $117,770

Software Engineer, Desktop: $120,000 – $101,546

Software Engineer, Distributed Systems: $132,000 – $82,000

Software Engineer, Machine Learning: $167,500 – $122,824

Software Engineer, Monetization: $145,000 – $117,770

Software Engineer, Monetization DevOps: $140,000 – $117,770

Staff Data Engineer, Monetization: $200,000 – $156,749

UI Tools Engineer: $135,000 – $101,546

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